How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

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How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby metrognome » Mon May 23, 2011 9:26 pm

My car's been saying "Time for Service" on the SID for a couple of months now. I changed the oil yesterday and did find that I could reset the "time for service" using the "clear" button on the steering wheel when I was in the appropriate menu on the SID. But it's now saying I'm only at 78% (Whatever that means), and it's still giving me "time for service" messages. So how do I reset this thing without going to the dealer? Is there some other service that's required besides an oil change?

On Saab Central people say to reset the date on the SID, but I think that applies to older cars. I don't see a date setting anywhere on my car. I have the SID that's incorporated into the spedometer, not the one up by the windshield. I think 2007 was the first year for this arrangement.

Glenn? Justin? Sam? Anyone know?
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby StrictlySaab » Mon May 23, 2011 10:39 pm

By pressing the clear button it will only clear the instant (first key on/per day) warning on the SID. Will not reset the internal for service in the ECM. If your oil life indicator is way up at 78%, it should not call for a service required message currently :?: . If this message is on, you can reset the service indicator within the SID. Simply turn key to the on position, select "settings" using the INFO button. Hold the SET button until it beeps. Select "Time for Service" using the INFO button. Hold the SET until it beeps. Select YES using the INFO button. Then press the SET button to reset the indicator. Then you can turn the key back off.

Oil life after reset is perfectly normal to only return back up to 78% (old 9-3SS SID logic returned to 100%) biased on your driving habits and projected oil life for this service cycle. Yes, '07 is the first year for MIU integrated SID.

If you are going to go by the SID indicator for your service and oil changes, 110% vital to use ONLY Mobil 1 0w/40. I beleive it is the only oil in the US that meets the GM-LL-A-025 spec called for long change intervals on the B207 engine (and the B284 Aero variant as well). My suggestion, if your keeping vehicle long term, suggest using a genuine GM/AC Delco filter element and M1 0/40 every 5k miles. Ignore the SID. Will not allow early reset on your MY without Tech2 and security access. Just reset it on the fly when it says time for service and stick to 5k intervals. 30k interval intermediate service of engine air and cabin air filter (Optional/Recommend plugs at this time). 60k Major service Interval (plugs, cabin and engine air filter, dot 4 brake fluid flush, auto/manual trans fluid flush, coolant flush, replace belt tensioner and drive belt) No serviceable fuel filter, built into fuel pump housing.
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby GB24Hours » Tue May 24, 2011 12:16 am

Now THAT'S an answer! :thumbup:
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby metrognome » Tue May 24, 2011 1:07 pm

Thank you, Justin! You are THE MAN!

Ask a question like this on Saab Central, and you get the sound of crickets.

I did the reset just like you described, but I still get the message. Is the system detecting the fact that I still need spark plugs? Is the car that smart? Am I stuck with getting this message every other time I turn on the car? It's kind of annoying.

For the record, I am using/will use Mobil 1 0W/40 and the GM filter at 5K miles.

I have not done the cabin air filter yet, but I do have the filter in my possession and intend to do it soon.
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby StrictlySaab » Tue May 24, 2011 7:00 pm

metrognome wrote:Is the car that smart?
Smart yes, but not that smart. If problem existed for plug related issue, would set the CEL.

metrognome wrote:For the record, I am using/will use Mobil 1 0W/40 and the GM filter at 5K miles.
Good Stuff, stick with that and you'll have zero oil related failures/sludge etc.

For the TFS indicator, I have never had this fail to extinguish after resetting the service program in the SID. I know the service program schedule is actually stored within the ECM and sent through the I-Bus to the SID for the alarm. Strange to have 70%+ oil life showing and requesting service. Is it giving you the option for an intermediate AND major service? I know it will allow resetting only the intermediate service without resetting the major, but vehicle should not be calling for the major service at that mileage.

If all else fails, probably need to reset indicator with Tech 2 and GM TIS security access. Something did not correctly reset when the service indicator was updated/cleared. (Dealer or Saab Indy)
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby metrognome » Wed May 25, 2011 12:53 pm

I haven't gotten the message today after three starts, so perhaps the message is clear now. I'll let you know if anything changes. Thanks for all your help. Wish you lived a little closer to Actionville!
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby GB24Hours » Thu May 26, 2011 10:46 am

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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby metrognome » Thu May 26, 2011 1:49 pm

Go for it, Moneybags!
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby stevehayes01 » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:57 pm

So Scott......just an FYI I believe after (IIRC) 20 restarts the Time for Service light should go off. My 2006 9-5 is that way and so was my OG 9-3.
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Re: How to reset "Time for Service" warning on 9-3?

Postby metrognome » Thu Jun 02, 2011 10:11 am

Hi Steve. Thanks for the input. My Time For Service message is no longer appearing, but it had been appearing for a couple of months at least, so I'm not sure that the 20 restart thing is true on this car ... if I'm understanding you correctly.
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